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Gilbert + Tobin Perth office embarks on open plan journey
Gilbert + Tobin has announced it will relocate its Perth office to the city’s premier business precinct, Brookfield Place, bolstering its commercial presence in Western Australia.
The firm will occupy the top floor in Brookfield Place Tower 2, a Premium Grade office tower located in the heart of Perth’s central business district.
In a move away from the conventional law firm working environment, the Perth office fit-out will replicate Gilbert + Tobin’s award-winning open plan design and layout in Sydney.
Perth Energy and Resources Partner, Michael Blakiston, believes the new open plan environment will support the level of collaboration required to meet the challenges and opportunities that the competitive resources market presents.
“We are excited to eliminate our office walls and embrace the fully-open and collaborative approach that the new layout will provide. This move will greatly enhance our ability to provide the best results for our clients, partners and people.”
Mr Blakiston said that the move stems from the strategic decision to strengthen the firm’s Perth brand.
“We decided to reinforce our partner ranks and relocate the office to a premier CBD location, despite the challenging market. We saw it as incredibly important to align our brand with Gilbert + Tobin’s east coast brand.”
Marcus Wraight, Head of Leasing, Brookfield Property Partners – Australian Office Division, said "Brookfield Place continues to attract a range of blue-chip tenants and we look forward to welcoming Gilbert + Tobin to the precinct. As a progressive Australian law firm, Gilbert +Tobin is the perfect fit for Brookfield Place, which has built a reputation as the premier commercial address in Perth.”
Charles Coorey, the Brookfield Relationship Partner at Gilbert + Tobin, said the decision to relocate the Perth office into a Brookfield property also aligns well with an important client relationship.
“The move to Brookfield Place will further foster the firm’s growing relationship with the Brookfield Group.”
Woods Bagot have been appointed designers for the office, with the interior build commencing in early 2017 and physical relocation set for April 2017.